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Posted by: Kevin
Date: June 27, 2005 01:00:59 PM

I'm evicting someone. How do I collect what's owed me?
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Re: Collections
Posted by: REL
Date: June 27, 2005 03:10:15 PM

In most cases you'll want to file suit and obtain a judgment. Judgments are good for 5 to 10 years, depending on the state and can be renewed for additional similar periods in most states. In most states, if you have a money judgment, you have a certain amount of time in which you can recover your legal and collection expenses after they are incurred. For many states this period is two years. You must file a memorandum of costs with the Court. This is also how you collect your interest. Filing periodically, maybe once every quarter or six months, is usually the best way to handle it. That way you stay up to date in documenting costs. RHOL has a lot of information on the subjects of evictions and collecting judgments, including very extensive structured learning at CornerStone Electronic University. To view the e-Courses, see http://rhol.org/csu.
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Re: Collections
Posted by: hdavis
Date: October 05, 2005 03:15:12 AM

I evicted a tenant and won the judgement. The tenant paid one payment on the day of court and I didn't receive another payment. When I contacted the court, they told me it was my responisiblity to track down the deadbeat, however they both work for cash without using their ss number. Is there anything else I can do or just take my loss?
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Re: Collections
Posted by: Ed
Date: October 05, 2005 10:52:40 PM

hdavis - you can place the judgment on their credit report by using the ssn that they provided on their rental application that they completed when you accepted them as a tenant.
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Re: Collections
Posted by: Amm
Date: March 02, 2006 04:59:28 AM

Please advise what the process is to placing a judgement on their credit report. I have a tenant that I may have to go through this process with. At this time I am still awaiting my court date.
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Re: Collections
Posted by: Frank
Date: March 27, 2006 09:14:08 AM

I won a judement to evict and file papers to get paid. I ended up garnishing the wages of the tenant, but I did get paid. Another reason to know where a tenant works
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Re: Collections
Posted by: Kathy
Date: September 22, 2006 08:12:49 AM

My daughter signed a lease with two other girls and one of the girl's mother is a co-signer on the lease. The girl whose mother is the co-signer has not paid her September rent and we have to pay $771 by cashier's check by tomorrow at noon or all the girls will be evicted. I am going to take a cashier's check to the rental company before noon tomorrow. My question is can I seek a judgement against the girl and the mother who have not paid their share of the September rent so that I can get my $771 back? Is the mother that co-signed on the lease responsible for all rent due through the end of the lease in 05/07 or would each person be equally responsible for their share of the rent until the lease expires in 05/07? What are the legal liabilities of a co-signer?
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